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Anxiety management in adult day surgery: a nursing perspective

Mitchell, MJ 2005, Anxiety management in adult day surgery: a nursing perspective , Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, UK.

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Abstract

This book is the first of its kind to specifically outline the psycho-educational nursing interventions required by the anxious, adult patient undergoing elective, ambulatory surgery. Pre-operative anxiety has been recognised for many decades and is a considerable issue for the majority of surgical patients. However, no planned specific psychological nursing intervention currently exists to support patients during this acute phase. This book therefore provides strong evidence for the way in which patients can be assisted in the management of their anxiety. Moreover, it provides future direction for surgical nursing intervention in this new era of minimal invasive surgery where patients undergoing elective procedures increasingly require less physical nursing intervention and spend very little time within the hospital environment. The following chapters are discussed in detail - 21st Century: A Time for Change; Patients' Perceptions of Day Surgery; Anxiety Management in Modern, Elective Surgery; Psychological Approaches to Coping; Information Selection; Information Delivery; Anxiety Management in Day Surgery; 21st Century Elective Surgical Nursing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing, education, reference, textbook
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781861564634
Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2008 16:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1685

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